Study by Indian-led research team shows Plant-based jet fuel could lower emissions by 68%

A study by University of Georgia Professor Puneet Dwivedi and his team shows that a plant-based jet fuel created from a non-edible crop can greatly reduce the carbon footprint of flying.

Study by Indian-led research team shows Plant-based jet fuel could lower emissions by 68%
Dr. Puneet Dwivedi, associate professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia. Source: UGA.

A study led by Indian-origin scientist Puneet Dwivedi shows that switching petroleum-based aviation fuel for a plant based alternative can reduce carbon emissions by nearly 68%. This plant based fuel is derived from the oil obtained from Brassica carinata, a type of mustard plant.

Puneet Dwivedi and his team estimated the break-even price and life cycle carbon emissions of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) created from this non-edible oil-seed plant and the research was published in GCB Bioenergy.